Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes

This spin on an old favorite is a chocolate lovers delight! And with the fudge like frosting…oh so good!!!  

If you have never had Texas Sheet Cake,  my first thought is seriously? ~ It's only the best chocolate cake EVER !

Well, you are in for a treat with this cupcake version.  The only thing better than Texas Sheet Cake is having it in handy cupcake form so you can grab and go - no fork or plate needed !

Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes


1 cup butter
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 24 cupcake liners into muffin pans. In a small sauce pan, bring the butter, water, and cocoa powder to a boil. Turn off and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and cocoa mixture. Stir until well blended. Pour into cupcake liners. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until done. They will be moist. Do not over cook. Cool completely.

Fudge frosting:

6 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, and butter. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and powdered sugar.Stir until it starts to thicken slightly. (I stirred it for 3 1/2 minutes) Drop a tablespoon full onto center of each cupcake. The frosting will thicken quickly, so do not make the frosting until ready to put on cupcakes.  

*NOTE: This is a pour on frosting. It is not a spread or pipe on. It will still be a little runny when it is applied. The frosting will harden as it cools on the cupcake. The best way to tell when it is ready to use is to drop a spoonful on a plate and see how far it spreads. When it spreads just to the width of a cupcake, it’s ready. If it spreads too far, stir for a little longer.

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  1. I love Texas Sheetcake! I can imagine how fabulous these are! Yummy!!

    Take care,

    Nonny @

  2. Pinning this to make later! Looks so good, I'm drooling right now ;)

  3. There's nothing better than a Texas Sheetcake... except for cupcakes. How genius to combine the two! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  4. I love love LOVE Texas sheet cake. Why have I never thought to make it in cupcake form? Thank you so much for sharing this!

  5. These look delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  6. Looks delicious and simple! :) Pinning!

  7. LOVE Texas Sheet Cake, but I have honestly never seen it as a cupcake. So glad you shared at Pinworthy Projects.

  8. Another fabulous recipe. I love the frosting on Texas Sheet Cake! YUM!

  9. I'm SO excited about this recipe! I make the sheet cake, but always overflow the pan! Never thought to make cupcakes!

  10. Nothing in the world better than a Texas Sheet Cake except maybe in cupcake form....I am lovin' this and can't wait to make us some...Ummmm, thanks so much for the recipe.
    Over from Rattlebridge...and signing up to follow you. :)

  11. oops, couldn't find your Google FRIENDS link up...the other buttons didn't work. BUMMER.
    My email box gets too full with Email links.

  12. YUM! Thanks for sharing! I pinned for later!


  13. These cupcakes look delicious! Pinned to make soon and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  14. OH YUMMO! I found you linked up at Cheerios and Lattes and I would love for you to share this at the party I am co-hosting this week, Raising Imperfection. It opens Sunday!
    Here is the direct link:
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  15. Texas sheet cake is THE best kind of cake. Love it in cupcake form!

  16. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing at Delicate Construction. Pinned it!

  17. There is nothing like a great Texas Sheet Cake, I just love that frosting and what a great idea to make cupcakes, awesome! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. Yummy deliciousness. :)

    Thanks for the share, I'm visiting today from Raising Imperfection.

  19. Yikes! All these cupcakes are making me want to bake something! LOL

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  20. Texas Sheet Cake is sooooo good! I never thought to do it it in cupcake form!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  21. I love Texas Sheet cake and this looks perfect. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again this coming week.

  22. Oh, one of my favorites! Haven't had any for quite a long i am salivating for it!

  23. stopping by from the blog hop at:

    looks YUMMY!
    we all know that anything named with "texas" is gonna be amazing!
    LoL That is my Texas pride coming out :-P

  24. My daughter and I were just talking this past weekend, saying it's been too long since we had Texas Sheet Cake and here I see your post today. Never made the cake into cupcakes, might just have to try that out. I would bet that they are soooo yummy! Visiting you from Met Monday.

  25. I keep seeing these at different link parties and everytime I do I think those look so yummy!!! I am pinning these to make with my daughter cause she loves cupcakes. I just need to pick up some buttermilk. :)


  26. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  27. These look SO good! Coming over to visit from "How to Tuesday Link Party." Please stop by and link up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us! :-)

  28. These look awesome!! Thanks for the recipe! I'm excited to be a new follower!

  29. oh my YUMMINESS! I would love for you to share this on Tell Me Tuesdays today.

  30. These look delicious. I've made a Texas Sheet Cake, never thought about making it cupcakes. Great idea! I would love for you to share them at my link party going on now at

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  31. Hi,
    You know, I am not a chocolate lover. But for some reason the Texas sheet cake is so moist and not over the top chocolately so I like it. Never thought of making cupcakes. Great idea! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  32. I could seriously eat a whole batch of these Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes myself right now! They look so good :)

    Thanks for sharing last weekend @The Weekend re-Treat!

  33. This is the first time I've ever seen a cupcake version of a Texas sheet cake. They look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by tomorrow to share more of your awesome creations!


  34. YES!! I'm a Texas Sheet Cake addict...and in cupcake form sounds so awesome {I could seriously bathe in the icing}!! You’re featured today at Mop It Up Monday. Have a fabulous week!

  35. I LOVE Texas sheet cake! I will definitely have to try these cupcakes out! Pinning them now :)

  36. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  37. Delicious but the icing recipe should be cut in half. I had doubled the amount I needed


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